Jennifer Lawrence Tripped at the Oscars Because She Was Busy Thinking About Cake

Welp, this is the most Jennifer Lawrence-y story about Jennifer Lawrence that you're going to read today. Seriously, I took one look at this post on Vulture and all I could think of was, "have I ever been less surprised by an article about Jennifer Lawrence?" The answer is, I haven't, and you probably won't be either: In a new interview with W magazine for their annual movie issue, Jennifer Lawrence revealed exactly why she tripped at the Oscars while she was heading on stage to receive her best actress award nearly a year ago. The reasoning is simple. She was thinking about cake.

If you listen closely, you can hear thousands of more people falling in love with her.

She told W :

"I was at the Oscars, waiting to hear if my name was called, and I kept thinking, Cakewalk, cakewalk, cakewalk. I thought, Why is ‘cakewalk’ stuck in my head? And then, as I started to walk up the stairs and the fabric from my dress tucked under my feet, I realized my stylist had told me, ‘Kick, walk, kick, walk.’ You are supposed to kick the dress out while you walk, and I totally forgot because I was thinking about cake! And that’s why I fell."

So, y'know, that solves that. It makes sense, actually — J. Law does have a documented history of being obsessed with cake. It's been a rocky friendship, though...remember one of the first acting jobs she got for a My Super Sweet 16 promo, in which a disco ball falls in her cake and splatters it all over her dress?

But, thankfully, that was years ago, and J. Law and cake are all right now.

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